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Updated Feb 16, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Phoenix in middle of record-breaking heat wave

PHOENIX — Near record-breaking temperatures are overtaking parts of
Arizona through the weekend.

The National Weather Service said Phoenix hit 84 degrees Sunday, tying the
record for the hottest temperature for that date.

Phoenix broke a previous record Saturday of 83 degrees with a high of 86
degrees.

Meteorologist Mark O’Malley attributes the warm temperatures to a lingering
high pressure system off the California coast.

O’Malley said it will remain warm Monday with a high of 85. The record for that
date is 87 degrees.

Residents of Tucson have also been feeling the heat. The city saw a record 88
degrees Saturday. The previous high was 85.

Tucson on Sunday reached a temperature of 84 degrees. The record is 85.

Monday would also be warmer with a predicted high of 86.

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